Am I A Jerk For Skipping My Child’s Birth To See My Dying Father.

I had to make the hardest decision of my life a week ago and I want some AITA judgment to see if i made the right decision.

My wife went into labor a few weeks earlier than expected and she ended up giving birth at the hospital. The day it happened she told me that she was in the hospital and needed me, however I had just left the house an half hour prior to go see my father who was likely about to die (he died a few hours after i arrived).

I decided to see my father one last time and I felt like it was more important than seeing my child’s birth because I will raise him and see him everyday for the next 18+ years and I really need to say some things to my father before he dies.

My wife and the rest of her family are fu^&*ing pissed at me and said that birth is one of the most important parts of our lives and I needed to be there to support my wife and see the child. Obviously I didn’t want this sh&t to happen but i felt seeing my father for the last time was important especially since i hadn’t seen him in weeks and we weren’t on good terms then which we eventually resolved thankfully. If you’d like to provide any advice you’re welcome to as i could use some but I’m mainly here for judgment.


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